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Research finds racism rife in charity sector

Research by Voice4Change England and the charities’ chief executives’ organisation ACEVO has found that just over two-thirds of BAME charity staff have experienced, witnessed or heard stories of racism in the sector. 50% reported feeling the need …

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Government and whistleblower charities report fraudulent use of furlough scheme

  Both government and whistleblowing organisations are reporting fraudulent use of the furlough scheme. At the end of may HMRC said it had received almost 1,900 reports of fraudulent use; and whistleblowing organisations had received thousands …

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EHRC gives strong reminder on non-discriminatory decision making

Charlotte Billington, compliance manager at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), speaking during a CIPD webinar, has reminded employers and HR of the need to ensure non-discriminatory decision-making during the Covid 19 pandemic. Failure …

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Charities failing on whistleblowing training and whistleblower “aftercare” for staff

Many charities are failing to offer appropriate training to staff receiving and acting on whistleblowing concerns. In a project supported by twenty mid-to-large-sized charities using Protect’s ‘Whistleblowing Benchmark’ it was found that whilst more than 80% …

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Covid 19: Lockdown and beyond – what are the employment relations risks?

Handling employment relations is a risky business at the best of times. In the context of the Covid 19 pandemic it could, literally, be a matter of life or death. We have looked at what …

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Acas issues guidance on handling disciplinary and grievance cases during the coronavirus pandemic

Acas has produced new guidance for handling disciplinary and grievance cases during the coronavirus pandemic taking into account whether the employee is furloughed, working from home or continuing to attend the workplace. https://www.acas.org.uk/disciplinary-grievance-procedures-during-coronavirus The guidance …

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